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What is the greatest reward that you have received from woodworking? (personal or tangible)
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What is the greatest reward that you have received from woodworking? (personal or tangible)
the greatest reward for me would be the thanks I get for making or repairing something for family or friends
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Knowing that I am making something that will still be here when I am not. N
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Making items on request from my daughters and granddaughter, and knowing that they will treasure them when I am gone.
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A year or so ago, a family from church came to me with an unusual request. The parents had both passed on, and the four adult children all wanted the cedar blanket chest that had always sat at the foot of the parents' bed. The old man had made it himself in the early years of their marriage, and all the kids had fond memories of it. Rather than have the cedar chest go to one particular person, they wanted me to build 4 jewelry boxes from it. The boxes were very simply made, just six slabs of wood in each one, dovetailed at the corners. Didn't take me long at all to make them. I gave them the sanded boxes and enough wipe-on varnish for them to finish them themselves. I hope my own family will someday treasure something I made as much as those people treasured those boxes. I've built a lot of stuff over the years, but those simple boxes gave me more return on investment than anything else I've ever done.

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Like James, just knowing the things I make will live long after I'm not.

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The friends I have made (both personally and through the net).
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My previous neighbors were'nt to wealthy and I offered to make a sub woofer enclosure for the one kids car when he approached me . So what did I get for a reward , well he would come home around 2:00 AM with his stereo blasting most nights to let everyone one know he had a subwoofer

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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the pleasure of creating! Creating is something humans are instilled with. I think it is part of our DNA, we just don't all create the same thing.
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Always have a to/do list in spring for the family needs, list to long to list. Always happy to be able to make their wishes come true. Have two rock'in cycles in closet for great grand childern (I hope).
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